Daily Current Affairs - 12-09-2021

INDIA

– India hosts first-ever 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Australia in New Delhi; External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held the ‘two-plus-two’ with their Australian counterparts Marise Payne and Peter Dutton
– Magistrates cannot extend probe under UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) at will: SC
– PM inaugurates Sardardham Bhavan, lays foundation stone of Sardardham phase-II – Kanya Chhatralaya (girls’ hostel) in Ahmedabad
– PM announces to establish the ‘Subramanya Bharati Chair’ on Tamil Studies named after Tamil poet Subramanya Bharti in Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
– 100th death anniversary of Tamil poet and freedom fighter Subramanya Bharati observed on September 11
– Gujarat: CM Vijay Rupani submits resignation to Governor Acharya Devvrat in Gandhinagar
– UP Govt. declares 22 wards of Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam area as holy pilgrimage sites
– Vijay Goel takes charge as Vice Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti

EDIBLE OILS

– In order to reduce edible oil prices, Centre reduces the standard rate of duty on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean oil and Crude Sunflower Oil to 2.5%
– Standard rate of duty on Refined Palm Oils, Refined Soyabean oil and Refined Sunflower Oil reduced to 32.5%
– Direct value of benefits expected to be passed on to the consumers, in terms of duties given up by Government, is Rs 4600 crore

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Shivani Meena becomes first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Coal India Ltd arm CCL (Central Coalfields Ltd)
– Railways proposes policy to lease, sell coaches to private parties
– Vice President addresses Platinum Jubilee of the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce at Chennai

WORLD

– Lebanon: Najib Mikati appointed new PM
– Morocco: Aziz Akhannouch appointed new PM